About Lori H Rice

Lori Rice is a fourth-grade teacher at West Elementary in Wamego, Kansas, who has taught K-2 reading as well as kindergarten, first grade and fourth grade for the past 19 years. Her students read books that are held together by tape, and because of budget cuts her school does not have a full-time librarian, art teacher, technology teacher or music teacher. As a result, she says, “our schedules are limited and cannot be arranged for what is best for students.”

Who is the Teacher: School or Family?

I saw a discussion post on Facebook the other day about education.  No surprise.  Everyone went to school, everyone has learned something in their life, so everyone has an opinion. Parents are passionate about their kids and have opinions about all things school.  This discussion, however, was a newer one to me.  It was about [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Current Events in Education, Featured, Parents|0 Comments

Dear President Elect Trump, From Your Teachers

It is American Education week.  This event is an honor given to teachers one week a year by the National Education Association since 1921.  The message this year is about empowering educators, students, and schools across the nation.  Educators have been long ignored as experts in education.  Empowerment is a timely message this week as we [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Common Core, Current Events in Education|0 Comments

36 Weeks of Tech: Twitter

In this series, #36weeksoftech, I will review tech tools in my classroom.  I will give you my honest opinion and some pros and cons as seen through the eyes of my experience as a teacher.  This is my 21st year of teaching and I teach all subject areas in my fourth-grade classroom.  Using technology is [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|#36WeeksOfTech|0 Comments